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Aotearoa
new zealand's

premiere residential Opera Training School.

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To provide a period of intensive vocal, language, movement and acting training with tutors of international reputation in order to give our emerging New Zealand opera singers the very best tuition possible and to provide a taste of the disciplines required to succeed in the fast-growing, competitive and demanding world of opera performance.

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Dame Malvina major emerging artists recital

Wednesday 12 January 2pm 2022

Collegiate School Prince Edward Auditorium

Presented by the Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists from the New Zealand Opera Company. The singers are selected by audition on the basis of their musical ability. Splendid music and an afternoon of pure operatic pleasure ensure the popularity of this event. 

in praise of music

Sunday 16 January 11.30am 2022

Whanganui Collegiate School Chapel

Featuring Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem and celebrated hymns; this performance is dedicated to the memory of Barry Mora, a distinguished international opera singer and valued tutor of the New Zealand Opera School.

GREAT OPERA MOMENTS

Saturday 22 January 7.30pm 2022

Royal Whanganui Opera House

Presented by The Freemasons Foundation, Great Opera Moments is an opportunity to be enchanted and entertained by all the students of the School.

It will be an evening of arias staged in a magical way at the Royal Whanganui Opera House.
Our aim is to give you pure operatic pleasure.

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Alumna News – Greetings from Munich

We were thrilled to receive a recent update from alumna Felicity Tomkins, winner of the NZOS 2021 Susie and Guy Haddleton Emerging Artist Award and Dame Sister Mary Leo Scholarship, who has just completed her first university year on the Artist Diploma Course (Opera Vocal

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